Auction 100, Lot 250

"Religionis Catholicae in America Boreali Disseminatae Repraesentatio Geographica", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: South America

Period: 1702 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.5 x 8.5 inches
34.3 x 21.6 cm

Superb, decorative map of the continent dominated by a huge cartouche showing Christ on the cross with the natives of South America at its base. The locations of missions are shown throughout. The map is further embellished with a ship and numerous fanciful sea monsters. This is a very beautiful map and a graphic record of the spread of Christianity in the New World.

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Condition: A+

Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $800 - $900

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 9/12/2002

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